Eurovision in Liverpool is now less than a month away. In the run-up to rehearsals we will be getting to know a little more about this year’s artists, their discography and their Eurovision journey so far. The next act we will be previewing is the United Kingdom’s Mae Muller.
Mae Muller’s Eurovision journey so far….
Mae Muller’s journey to Eurovision finally ended the months-long rumour mill that had engulfed the UK’s participation in Liverpool. Under the supervision of TaP for a second year, Mae was selected to represent the country in January, with her song – “I Wrote A Song” – released on the 9th of March.
Mae Muller will perform in the Grand Final at Eurovision 2023, bypassing the semi-finals as the United Kingdom are part of the Big 5. The UK is also a co-host of this year’s Contest alongside Ukraine.
Mae Muller also was a regular during the pre-party circuit this year. She performed at the Barcelona Eurovision Party, the Polish Eurovision Party in Warsaw, Pre-Party ES in Madrid, Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam and the London Eurovision Party.
Tim had the opportunity to chat with Mae behind the scenes at Pre-Party ES!
What do we think of “I Wrote A Song”
The team at That Eurovision Site has been doing their reviews for this year’s contest. Jazzi and Isabelle gave their thoughts on “I Wrote A Song”, which you can see here.
Who is Mae Muller?
Holly Mae Muller is a 25-year-old singer and songwriter from the area of Kentish Town in London. Her career in music began early, writing songs from as young as just 8 years old. Around this time, Mae also received attention as the little girl in the green dress in MIKA’s video for “Grace Kelly”.
Whilst working in a pub, Mae began to sporadically release music on Soundcloud, where she was recognised and signed. Her first EP – After Hours – was released in 2018. The EP caught the attention of Capitol Records, and signed her to the label.
Under her new contract, Mae released her first album, Chapter 1, in 2019. To promote the album, Mae supported Little Mix on tour around the UK and Ireland. Her success continued to boom in 2021 with the song “Better Days”, a collaboration with Swedish music collective Neiked and American rapper Polo G. This success was seen as the song reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
More recently, she has released a collaboration with Sigala, Caity Baser and Stefflon Don, “Feels This Good”. Her song for Eurovision – “I Wrote A Song” – was written by Mae herself, alongside Lewis Thompson and Karen Poole. Speaking about her participation, Mae said:
I’m SO excited to participate in Eurovision this year and represent the UK! I’ve loved watching Eurovision all my life, so to compete in such a massive music competition is simply brilliant. I’m a huge fan of so many of the artists that have found success at Eurovision, from ABBA to Måneskin! Sam Ryder was so amazing last year and proved the UK can be back on the left-hand side of the leader board! I wrote the song I Wrote A Song a few months ago when I was going through a hard time and wanted to feel empowered about relationships, so for it to be chosen for this year’s UK Eurovision song is honestly a dream!Mae Muller
The United Kingdom’s Eurovision journey
Despite a recent slump in results, the UK is one of the most successful countries at the Eurovision Song Contest. Debuting at the second edition ever of the Contest in 1957, the United Kingdom has won the competition on five separate occasions. The most recent win for the UK was in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves, singing “Love Shine A Light”. The UK also holds the record for the number of second place finishes – currently at 16.
In 2022, the UK was represented by Sam Ryder with his song “SPACE MAN”. The performance managed to impress juries and televoters, and the UK finished in second place with 466 points, their best placing since 1998.
What do you think of I Wrote A Song? Can Mae Muller keep Eurovision in the United Kingdom? Let us know your thoughts! Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
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